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Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training – Face to Face Assessment

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Course description

Learn or refresh your knowledge about the contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT and the skills to safely insert and remove the device. This combination of online self-paced learning and face to face, supervised hands on training and assessment is suitable both as an introduction for new inserters or a refresher.

Content includes:

  • Contraceptive options and their efficacy
  • Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) including contraceptive implants 
  • Pharmacokinetics of Implanon NXT
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Initiation of the contraceptive implant including client consultation, administration of local anaesthetic and the safe insertion and removal of the implant in a primary care setting
  • Management of common side effects


Following the successful completion of the course, participants must ensure they have adequate professional indemnity insurance to implement Implanon NXT insertion and removal into their scope of practice.

Who should attend?

Doctors, registered nurses and midwives. Rural and remote participants can attend Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training – Online. 

Course structure

Pre-workshop activities

Completion of online learning (3-4 hours) is essential prior to undertaking the practise and assessment component of the course. Participants have access to the online learning at least 2 weeks before the workshop.

Face to face practise and assessment

Participants attend 1.5 hour face to face group session (with physical distancing ) to practise insertion and removal of Implanon NXT on model arm under the supervision of a Family Planning NSW clinical instructor, followed by a competency assessment.

Location: Newington

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Participants from metropolitan Sydney LHDs must enrol in the Face to Face workshop only. Metropolitan Sydney LHDs include:


The assessment requirements include satisfactory completion of online learning, and successful completion of the competency assessment.

Please note:

It is a requirement of this course to have completed the online learning components prior to your supervised practise and assessment slot.

Participants who have not completed the entirety of the online learning at least 1 working day prior to their supervised practise and assessment slot, will be required to reschedule at the personal cost.

Course cost

$280. All learning materials are included in the course costs.

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete the full course will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

Activity ID: 401833. 3 hours under Educational Activities. 3 hours under Reviewing Performance.

This course is accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Further information

Contact: Course Administration, Education Team

Email: clinicaleducation@fpnsw.org.au

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